CALS Ph.D. student Elizabeth Gillispie has gotten a mix of experiences at NC State – experiences she hopes to build upon in her career as a soil scientist. Her current research sheds light on arsenic contamination of groundwater, which can cause serious human health problems.
National award-winning Ph.D. student Diane Silcox is developing biological solutions with economic savings for managing damage from the hunting billbug, a relatively new pest in North Carolina’s warm-season turf.
Guilford County native Kristen Glosson is creating new options for dairy farmers through her nutrition and animal science research at a newly enhanced dairy unit that’s part of N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. As she pursues her master’s degree, Glosson focuses on increasing the nutrient density of pasteurized whole milk for calves.
Ph.D. students Suzanne O’Connell and Aaron Fox immersed themselves in Croatian agriculture, cuisine and culture as they spent a month exploring study abroad options with the University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Agriculture.
CALS sophomore Erin Beasley is a whiz when it comes to words. The animal science major and aspiring veterinarian recently became national champion of a medical terminology competition held by HOSA, or Health Occupation Students of America.
When it comes to addressing issues related to hunger in developing nations, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences nutrition major Becky Dobosy is not sitting still. While she’s been at N.C. State, the junior has traveled near and far to grow her knowledge of nutrition and sustainable agriculture and to put it to work.
Working in the laboratory of Dr. Rob Dunn has given N.C. State University biological sciences student Justin Hills insight into – and passion for – public health and science communication. This summer, he’s headed to Ghana to investigate liver cancer, a first step in his quest to help address health disparities that exist among different communities nationally and internationally. Hear more in this audio slideshow, with photos by Becky Kirkland, N.C. State University Communications.
A member of the Wolfpack’s basketball team, Alex Johnson is a self-described go-getter with three career goals: playing basketball, working in sports communication and serving as a mentor for troubled youth. Hear more about this CALS graduate student in this audio slideshow (Photos by Becky Kirkland, N.C. State University Communications, and Mark McIntyre, N.C. State Athletic Media Relations)
In this audio slideshow, CALS senior and aspiring conservation veterinarian Rachel Turner discusses her published research on equine colic as well as an internship that took her to Sri Lanka to work with elephants.
Will climate change make scale insects more abundant? That’s one of the questions Ph.D. student Emily Meineke is trying to answer as she studies these tiny — and abundant — pests.